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John Lafayette Camp, Jr.

J.L. Camp, Jr.
Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Jr.
Birth date: September 23, 1855
Death date: August 10, 1918

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 20th (2) & 19th (1) (3) Legislatures
    1/13/1885 - 1/8/1889
(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885 1885.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Mentioned, p. 10, and in father John Lafayette Camp's biographical sketch, p. 111. Elected County Attorney of Upshur County at age 19 and later a federal judge in San Antonio. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • Judge John L. Camp, birth date 9/23/1863 [sic] in Texas; death date 8/10/1918 in San Antonio, Bexar County; District Judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Judge J.L. Camp, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 8/10/1918, burial in Dignowity Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes reprint of obituary in Dallas Morning News, 8/11/1918. Find a Grave .
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE, JR. (1855-1918). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, J.L. Camp, Jr., pp. 76-77. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, John Lafayette Camp, Jr., p. 70. Born 9/23/1855, native of Gilmer, Upshur County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Obituary, Judge John L. Camp, United States District Attorney for the Western District of Texas, "Funeral Judge Camp Held," San Antonio Express, 8/12/1918, p. 12, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "W. Nunnelee Camp Dies at Father's Home: Member of Texas Legislature and Prominent Attorney Passes Away After Short Illness," 8/11/1912, p. 4. Mentions uncle Judge J.L. Camp "of this city." San Antonio Light .
  • Obituary and photo, "John L. Camp, U.S. District Attorney, Dies," 8/10/1918, p. 2. San Antonio Light .
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal .
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